April

Win a pillion lap of Oulton Park with Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki

Win a pillion lap of Oulton Park with Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki

Don’t miss the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park this Bank Holiday weekend (5/6/7 May) as the title fight reaches the Cheshire circuit for the first time in 2012. The...

Win VIP tickets for Oulton Park BSB with CJ Riders Fund

Win VIP tickets for Oulton Park BSB with CJ Riders Fund

There are two pairs of VIP hospitality tickets for the Oulton Park BSB race on Sunday, May 6, to be won in a silent auction in aid of the CJ Riders Fund. The tickets include admission, breakfast and...

Jerez MotoGP: Stoner takes first win of 2012

Jerez MotoGP: Stoner takes first win of 2012

Reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner has taken his first race win of 2012 at Jerez today despite suffering from arm pump in the latter stages of the race. The start of the race saw some of the best...

Jerez MotoGP: Pol Espargaro wins red-flagged race

Jerez MotoGP: Pol Espargaro wins red-flagged race

Pol Espargaro has taken his maiden Moto2 victory at Jerez after the race was red-flagged due to rain at the beginning of lap 19. Marc Marquez was in the lead when the race was red-flagged, but the...

Jerez MotoGP: Fenati takes first Moto3 win

Jerez MotoGP: Fenati takes first Moto3 win

Romani Fenati has won the Moto3 race at Jerez by over 30 seconds in only his second race in the Grand Prix paddock. The young Italian stayed calm throughout the race in tricky conditions, with...

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez takes Moto2 pole

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez takes Moto2 pole

Suter rider Marc Marquez set the fastest time during a drying qualifying session at Jerez to take pole position ahead of tomorrow's race. Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami starts from second on the...

Jerez MotoGP: Lorenzo takes home pole

Jerez MotoGP: Lorenzo takes home pole

Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo will start tomorrow's MotoGP race at Jerez from pole position. Lorenzo took advantage of the drying track to take pole position on his final lap of the...

Jerez MotoGP: Alex Rins secures Moto3 pole

Jerez MotoGP: Alex Rins secures Moto3 pole

Spanish 125 champion Alex Rins has taken his first pole position in Moto3 after a wet qualifying session at Jerez. By the end of the session a dry line appeared, starting a scramble for the front spot...

Jerez MotoGP: Pedrosa leads wet second practice

Jerez MotoGP: Pedrosa leads wet second practice

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa set the fastest time during a wet free practice 2 at Jerez today. Ducati rider Valentino Rossi was the early pace setter, with a best time of 1'51.440, but was unable...

The ultimate racing story

Finally the news story that bike racing fans have been waiting for! Rossi back on a Yamaha? No. Stoner unhappy with Honda's development progress? Nope. The brilliant TT comeback of Connor Cummins? Good, but no. The feature on Playboy Bunny Lauren Vickers? Oh yes! Even my wife says she would!

Ian Watson Spring Cup blog

Ian Watson Spring Cup blog

Racing has its ups and downs, and the Ian Watson Spring Cup at Oliver’s Mount certainly had that! The weather was grim at times; hail stones, driving rain and temperatures struggling to get above...

Chatter costing Casey Stoner vital time, says HRC crew chief

Chatter costing Casey Stoner vital time, says HRC crew chief

The severe chatter issue that has plagued Casey Stoner on Honda’s new factory RC213V machine is costing the reigning world champion precious tenths-of-a-second per lap. Stoner’s Repsol Honda crew...

Casey Stoner unfazed by Yamaha’s early pace

Casey Stoner unfazed by Yamaha’s early pace

Casey Stoner says he’s not worried by the improved level of competitiveness from Yamaha’s new YZR-M1 1000cc machine, as he bids to capture an elusive first win in Jerez this weekend. The Australian...

Poll: Will the Panigale win a BSB race this year?

Poll: Will the Panigale win a BSB race this year?

After a lacklustre start to the 2012 BSB season the worlds only factory built Panigales are struggling to be competitive. The best placing of the opening two rounds was a disappointing eleventh at...

Get £10 off Donington Park WSB tickets!

Get £10 off Donington Park WSB tickets!

MCN and Donington Park have teamed up to offer you a fantastic £10 discount on Donington Park World Superbike weekend and race day tickets. The 2012 season is shaping up to be the best in years -...

2012 Master of Midshires

2012 Master of Midshires

2012 Master of Midshires Motorcycle Grasstrack Racing will be held on Sunday 13th May at Victory Field, Ashorne, Nr Leamington, Warwickshire. Practice is at 11:00am. First Race 1:00pm. Free camping is...

Assen WSB: Rea takes first win of 2012

Assen WSB: Rea takes first win of 2012

Ten Kate Honda rider Jonathan Rea has taken his first race win of 2012 in drying conditions during the second superbike race at Assen. The drying conditions meant tyre choice would be critical, with...

Assen WSB: Lanzi takes maiden supersport win

Assen WSB: Lanzi takes maiden supersport win

Former factory Ducati WSB rider Lorenzo Lanzi has taken his first supersport win for the Prorace Honda team in wet conditions at Assen today. Despite starting on the front row, Lanzi got a poor...

Assen WSB: Guintoli takes first win in two part wet race

Assen WSB: Guintoli takes first win in two part wet race

Effenbert Liberty Ducati rider Sylvain Guintoli has taken his first ever WSB win in a two part race one, with the restart run in torrential conditions. Guintoli started from second on the grid for the...

Assen WSB: Sykes takes third pole in a row

Assen WSB: Sykes takes third pole in a row

Brit Tom Sykes has made it three pole positions from three, setting the fastest time in tricky conditions during superpole at Assen today. Superpole was run under wet conditions, meaning there were...

Assen WSB: Rain stops play in first qualifying

Assen WSB: Rain stops play in first qualifying

Within minutes of the opening qualifying session at Assen today rain hit the Dutch track bringing a premature end to any riders attempt to improve their lap time. The big winner was Frenchman Sylvan...

Assen WSB: Lowes heads first WSS qualifying

Assen WSB: Lowes heads first WSS qualifying

British rider Sam Lowes finished the opening qualifying session in provisional pole position with a lap time of 1.38.900s. The Bogdanka Honda rider set his best time on his seventh lap, mid way...

Marcus Phelps ready for British Youth Cup

Marcus Phelps ready for British Youth Cup

Marcus Phelps, South African junior motocross front runner has arrived in the UK for the first round of the Red Bull Youth Cup national championship due to take place 28/29th April at Landrake in...

Joan Lascorz remains in intensive care

Joan Lascorz remains in intensive care

Following his serious crash in testing at Imola 17 days ago Joan Lascorz remains in intensive care in Barcelona. The 27 year old Spaniard crashed his Kawasaki ZX-10R at the end of the first session on...

Bemsee Premier 1000 racing blog: Brands Hatch

Bemsee Premier 1000 racing blog: Brands Hatch

I’ve never talked to myself so much during a race – I’ve never needed to. I’m telling myself to sit forward on the tank to keep the weight over the front wheel into the corners, shouting to let go of...

Poll: Will new Norton V4 race bike finish the TT?

Poll: Will new Norton V4 race bike finish the TT?

The new Norton V4 race bike hss been unveiled this morning on the Isle of Man and the latest issue of MCN has the full story of its development – Norton started building the bike around an...

Factory Honda or Yamaha return unlikely for Valentino Rossi

Factory Honda or Yamaha return unlikely for Valentino Rossi

Honda has joined Yamaha in distancing themselves from the possibility of signing Valentino Rossi in a shock deal for the 2013 MotoGP world championship. The Italian’s future is already the subject of...

Casey Stoner urges rules stability in MotoGP

Casey Stoner urges rules stability in MotoGP

Reigning world champion Casey Stoner has urged MotoGP bosses to stop meddling with rules and regulations to have a period of stability to help the premier class prosper in the future. The Australian...

Ducati make taming aggressive power delivery priority

Ducati make taming aggressive power delivery priority

Ducati will focus on taming the aggressive power delivery with its factory GP12 machine in a bid to make the new 1000cc Desmosedici a more competitive force in MotoGP. Reeling after witnessing Nicky...

New Honda parts imminent to help cure chatter issue

New Honda parts imminent to help cure chatter issue

Honda will introduce new parts at the forthcoming post race test in Estoril early next month in a bid to ease the chatter issues currently hindering reigning world champion Casey Stoner and Repsol...

Yamaha still working hard to find new title backer

Yamaha still working hard to find new title backer

Yamaha is leaving no stone unturned in its bid to replace Fiat as title sponsor of its factory MotoGP squad. This season is the second in succession that Yamaha is self-funding the majority of its...

Freddie Foray at Thruxton

Freddie Foray at Thruxton

Please find attached a sequence of photos of Freddie Foray crashing out in race two of BSB at Thruxton on Sunday. He kindly fell off right in front of me!

Adam Child at Scarborough

Adam Child at Scarborough

Adam Child at the Ian Watson Spring Cup at Scarborough. How cold was that day? 6 degrees maximum all day.

Grassin' in 2012

It is a dismal, overcast, damp morning in a hilltop field, a few miles from the A1 near Peterborough The smell of bacon mixed, the unmistakable odour of the contents of motorhome portable loos being emptied into a communal plastic tank, next to the row of Portaloos standing to attention, and ready for action. There are a collection of assorted persons in the field on my arrival, and on chatting to...

Thruxton BSB: Brookes battles to race two win

Thruxton BSB: Brookes battles to race two win

Tyco Suzuki rider Josh Brookes battled from 13th place at the end of the first lap to record his first victory of 2012 during the second BSB race at Thruxton. Brookes worked his way through the pack,...

Thruxton BSB: Lowry takes maiden win

Thruxton BSB: Lowry takes maiden win

Padgett's Honda rider Ian Lowry has taken his first race win in the superbike class in the first race at Thruxton. Lowry and pole setter Tommy Hill both got a great start and pulled away from the rest...